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Nightlife in Jakarta

These days Jakarta is a buzzing, 24-hour city. The Churchill Bar in Batavia serves cocktails in a Dutch colonial setting which played host to royals and dignitaries, while South Jakarta's X2 Club is where fashionable young things go to party. Kemang District has a busy live music scene. For cultural entertainment, the Bahatra Theatre has traditional Indonesian dance-drama performances which keep audiences of locals and visitors agog.

Sportsmans Bar, Jakarta. Courtesy of Sportsmans Bar
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Cork & Screw

Hip wine bar

Browse the racks and pick a bottle of wine from Cork & Screw's extensive selection, with refreshingly reasonable markups. Match your selection to some tasty European and Asian cuisine and settle down alongside Jakarta's trendsetters in the warmly decorated lounge.



Address

Ground Floor Wisma Kodel, HR Rasuna Said St Kav B4, Karet Village, Sofiabudi, Jakarta 12950

Telephone

+62 (0) 21 5290 2030

Transport

Taxi to Karet Village, South Jakarta

Website

Cork & Screw Website

Sportsmans Bar, Jakarta. Courtesy of Sportsmans Bar
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Sportsmans Bar

Pub-style drinking

The Sportsmans Bar was opened in South Jakarta in the 1980s. A friendly crowd of expat sports fans and locals has gathered here ever since to drink beer and play pool. Live sporting events are beamed into the pub-style bar.



Address

8, Jl. Paletehan I, Blok-M, Kebayoran Baru, Jakarta 12160

Telephone

+62 (0) 21 7204731

Transport

Trans Jakarta Bus Koridor 1 (red) to Blok M

Website

Sportsmans Bar Website

Hard Rock Café, Jakarta. Courtesy of Hard Rock International
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Hard Rock Café

Live bands and beer

A necklace worn by Jimi Hendrix and one of Eric Clapton's guitars are amongst the memorabilia adorning the walls of the Hard Rock Café in Central Jakarta. Live bands, burgers and beer attract homesick expats and music-loving locals.



Address

Plaza Indonesia, Jl. MH. Thamrin Kav. 13, Jakarta 10350

Telephone

+62 (0) 21 3199 0164

Transport

Trans Jakarta Bus Koridor 1 (red) to Tosari

Website

Hard Rock Café Website

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Churchill Bar

Elegant colonial haunt

Set upstairs in Central Jakarta's Café Batavia, Churchill Bar is a colonial haunt. Black-and-white photographs of movie stars and dignitaries peer down from the walls. Uniformed waiters mix up cocktails with names like Borneo Sunset and serve couples and fashionable locals.



Address

Taman Fatahillah, Kota, Jakarta 11110

Telephone

+62 (0) 21 691 5531

Transport

Taxi

Website

Café Batavia Website

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X2

Hip clubbing venue

The X2 club, on the fourth floor of Plaza Senayan, is a large, modern club that features cutting-edge design and Indonesia's leading DJs. Clubbers will find three rooms, with house, R&B, trance and hip-hop on the sound system.



Address

Plaza Senayan, 8 Jl Asia Afrika, Jakarta

Telephone

+62 (0) 21 572 5560

Transport

Taxi

Website

X2 Website

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Stadium

Four-storey club

Stadium is the big daddy of Indonesia's clubbing scene, consistently drawing DJs of global repute. The club has four levels, but the vast main room is the place to soak up the hedonistic atmosphere and legendary sound system.



Address

Jl Hayam Wuruk 111, Glodok, Jakarta

Telephone

+62 (0) 21 626 3323

Transport

Taxi to Jl Hayam Wuruk, Glodok

Website

Stadium Website

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Pitstop Club

After-work dancing

Set in the Pan Pacific Hotel in Central Jakarta, the Pitstop Club is popular with workers from the Golden Triangle business district. A DJ spins R&B to a packed dancefloor. Local bands also play here.



Address

Pan Pacific Hotel, 6 Jalan M.H. Thamrin, Jakarta 10340

Telephone

+62 (0) 21 3983 1926

Transport

Taxi to Pan Pacific Hotel

Website

Pan Pacific Hotel Jakarta Website

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T.I.M. Arts Centre

Cultural hub of Jakarta

The T.I.M. Arts Centre is a major cultural venue that hosts exhibitions, Javanese dance and cultural performances and contains the Jakarta Planetarium and art gallery. There are several restaurants in the complex.



Address

73, Jalan Cikini Raya, Jakarta 10330

Telephone

+62 (0) 21 315 4087

Transport

Taxi to Jalan Cikini Raya

Website

T.I.M. Arts Centre Website

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Bharata Theatre

Traditional Javanese performances

Traditional Javanese dance dramas, known as wayang wong, are performed at the Bharata Theatre in Central Jakarta. Locals throng to enjoy these epic tales. Performances last until midnight.



Address

15, Jl. Kalilio, Jakarta 10410

Telephone

+62 (0) 21 692 9560

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